Follow Him!

“Fear not to go down into Egypt; for I will there make of thee a great nation: I will go down with thee into Egypt; and I will also surely bring thee up again.” –Genesis 46:3,4

Jacob must have shuddered at the thought of leaving the land of his father’s sojourning, and dwelling among heathen strangers. It was a new scene, and likely to be a trying one: who shall venture among couriers of a foreign monarch without anxiety? Yet the way was evidently appointed for him, and therefore he resolved to go. This is frequently the position of believers now–they are called to perils and temptations altogether untried: at such seasons let them imitate Jacob’s example by offering sacrifices of prayer unto God, and seeking His direction; let them not take a step until they have waited upon the Lord for His blessing: then they will have Jacob’s companion to be their friend and helper. How blessed to feel assured that the Lord is with us in all our ways, and condescends to go down into our humiliations and banishments with us! Even beyond the ocean our Father’s love beams like the sun in its strength. We cannot hesitate to go where Jehovah promises His presence; even the valley of deathshade grows bright with the radiance of this assurance. Marching onwards with faith in their God, believers shall have Jacob’s promise. They shall be brought up again, whether it be from the troubles of life or the chambers of death. Jacob’s seed came out of Egypt in due time, and so shall all the faithful pass unscathed through the tribulation of life, and the terror of death. Let us exercise Jacob’s confidence. “Fear not,” is the Lord’s command and His divine encouragement to those who at His bidding are launching upon new seas; the divine presence and preservation forbid so much as one unbelieving fear. Without our God we should fear to move; but when He bids us to, it would be dangerous to tarry. Reader, go forward, and fear not.

Matthew 16:24-26
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

God Bless!

2 thoughts on “Follow Him!

  1. Jean Miller says:

    My name is jean miller. I read “The Crooked Path” and got hooked on the life of these people.
    . I then read “Whispers In The Night”. I loved it and could not wait until your next book came out! You are an awesome writer.
    Funny thing is, I don’t read those kind of books, I read the Bible or books about history. Your books are wholesome and wonderful to read. They won’t let you put them down until the last word is read. I have never stayed up past midnight reading anything before.
    Hadassah’s Cry was really good too. All three books had something in them that everyone could relate to. Thank you.

    • melindajabersold says:

      Hello Jean,

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed the books, and thanks for the wonderful words of encouragement. It’s my earnest desire that the books that God gives me to write will be a blessing to the reader. I stepped out on faith when I wrote “The Crooked Path”, and the other two books just fell in place. I too got deeply involved with the characters. So much so, that I found myself praying for them . . . LOL!
      I recently completed my fourth book, “God Hears Your Silent Cry.” The genre of this book is self help/Bible study. Please whisper a prayer for me as I get ready to start my next project, which will be a trilogy (Christian Fiction).

      God bless!

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